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Saturday, 14 April 2012

IMPAC Dublin Shortlist for 2012 Announced

The shortlist for the world's richest literary prize, The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was announced last night in Dublin. The Award is for a novel published in English so isn't as restrictive as the Booker or Pulitzer prizes, as it can include works that have been translated.

Shortlist is:

  1. Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer (British / Australian). Scribe Publications (First Novel)
  2. The Matter with Morris by David Bergen (Canadian). Harper Collins, Canada
  3. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan  (American) Alfred A. Knopf
  4. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna  (Born in Britain, raised in Sierra Leone) Bloomsbury Publishing
  5. Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor  (British) Bloomsbury
  6. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes  (American) Atlantic Monthly Press (First novel)
  7. Landed by Tim Pears  (British) William Heinemann
  8. Limassol by Yishai Sarid  (Israeli) translated from Hebrew by Barbara Harshav Europa Editions
  9. The Eternal Son by Cristov√£o Tezza, (Brazilian) translated from Portuguese by Alison EntrekinScribe Publications
  10. Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin (American) Faber & Faber
I have read "A Visit From the Goon Squad" but none of the others and I'll be doing my best to purchase them and work my way through them before the announcement of the winner on 13 June.

More info on the award at

1 comment:

Tonymess said...

Have purchased them all bar "The Eternal Son" (and "A Visit From The Goon Squad" which I already own), so the Brazilian one loos like it will be the challenge to find!!?!!